“Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to my dear Angel. Happy birthday to you.” Singing this beautiful birthday song, Quadhar took his Angel into his hands and kissed her on her forehead.
“Thank you daddy” replied 5 years old Parveen.
Parveen is the daughter of Quadhar and Shamina. She just completed her kinder garden and will be joining her schooling in a few weeks. Quadhar never calls her as Parveen. He has a very peculiar name for her. Angel.He loves her daughter so much that he never grew angry on her no matter how much naughty things she does.Shamina now and then controls her by showing a little bit of anger. But then Quadhar dint even do that till date. In the last five years there is no day where he got up from his bed without looking at Parveen and kissing her on her forehead immediately when he awoke.
Even though he wished her exactly on time, he had a slight pain in his heart that he was unable to purchase chocolates and even ice cream for her birthday.
After singing the birthday song, Shamina bought homemade cake and placed it before Parveen. Quadhar held the hands of Parveen and made her cut the cake. After the cake cutting, “Dad, where is my chocolates and ice cream?” asked Parveen.
Quadhar had no words. He does not know what to do when his loving angel asked him like that.
When Shamina noticed this, she immediately took Parveen into her hands from Quadhar and said “Daddy bought a bunch of chocolates and ice cream. But now it’s already midnight. Now you should not eat ice creams as you will catch cold.
“What about chocolates?” asked Parveen immediately?
“Hmm. Now if you eat chocolates, you should brush again Parveen.” Replied Shamina. She is trying to calm her down with some reasons as Quadhar was unable to buy chocolates and ice cream due to heavy work at the office.
“I will brush again mom. I want to eat chocolates. Please.” – said Parveen. Parveen is an intelligent girl who doesn’t give up so easily.
Quadhar, who heard all this conversation, came near to Shamina and took Parveen in his hands.
“No dad. I want to eat one now! Please please please.” Parveen pleases her dad for chocolates and ice cream.
“Ice cream and chocolates got melted while I was taking them. And so she kept them in the refrigerator. By morning they will be good and you can eat them.”
“Hmmm. Then show me one time. I will eat in the morning. But, once I want to see them. Just once I will open the fridge and will close again. Please daddy” asked Parveen so pleasingly.
Quadhar had no words for that query.All of a sudden he turned mute.For the next 2 minutes, he didn’t answer anything.
“Okay Okay. I won’t ask.” Said Parveen when she noticed that Quadhar is not talking anything.
“Hmm. That’s my sweet angel. Shall we go for a drive?”
“Shamina. Get ready. We are going for a ride now.” Shouted Quadhar with joy.
All three of them went for a short ride which lasted for 30 minutes and returned back to their house.On their way back, Parveen fell asleep.
Quadhar slowly placed her on bed and sat there with her and is looking at her. The environment is so silent that he is able to hear the breath of his angel.
In the mean time, Shamina just stepped inside the room, “Darling..”
“Shhhh. She is sleeping. Slowly.” Said Quadhar requesting Shamina to not to speak out loud as Parveen is sleeping and he does not want any kind of disturbance.
After that Quadhar and Shamina came out of the room by turning off the light and shutting the door very slowly to make sure not even a small noise should disturb Parveen.
After coming out, Shamina asked Quadhar to fresh up and come for dinner and went into the kitchen room.
Ten minutes later, Shamina came out of the kitchen room and “Darling. Dinner is waiting for you.”
She noticed that Quadhar is not coming out even after 3 minutes and so she went inside the room and checked. She couldn’t find him in the other bedroom. Then she started checking each room looking for Quadhar. After making sure that he is not inside, she opened the door to check outside. The minute she opened the door, she saw Quadhar standing out there. He looked very dull and thinking about something very deep.
“Quadhar. What happened dear? Why are you looking so dull?”
“I know Quadhar. You are thinking what just happened an hour back. I recognize that you are feeling for not able to bring what Parveen wanted on her birthday.”
“Yes dear. Exactly. We are earning better than what we used to earn when we were in Hyderabad in that previous company. But what we are not having now is happiness. I thought if I get a better job then we can send Parveen to a better school and also we can live better. But, now look at what happened. Even though I have money, I was not able to buy a bunch of chocolates to my Angel on her birthday.I had to lie to her and amuse her.This never happened when we were in Hyderabad. ”
“Quadhar. Every time you cannot have the same path. It varies.”
“I understand that, dear. But, imagine what if she insists that she desires to eat icecream and chocolate now.Where can we go and get at this time?Actually it is really my own fault. I should have done it earlier.”
“Darling. Don’t try to blame yourself. Now stop thinking about all this.Tomorrow any way we will arrange a party by calling her kinder garden friends and nearby children. For now, go fresh up and come. Let us have dinner.”
“You dint have your dinner still?”
“No darling. I am feeling hungry.”
“Okay just wait for 5 minutes, I will fresh up and come. Sorry dear.”
Guess the story: Can you guess the name of the third character? It starts with “I”.
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